[webkit-dev] RDF related stuff in WebKit.

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Tue Feb 28 10:48:34 PST 2012

I think many of us in the WebKit community are skeptical of the value of implementing RDFa on the client side, at least for now. The proposed API is rather complicated, the processing rules are quite complicated, and it's not clear there is demand for authors.

HTML Microdata is a similar format and API for embedding machine-readable data in markup. The API for that is somewhat more modest and potentially more useful. I would suggest going that route if you are interested in working in this area.


On Feb 28, 2012, at 10:13 AM, Alexis Menard wrote:

> Hi,
> I stumble across the RDF work in W3C. I was wondering if that make
> sense for WebKit.
> What WebKit could do with the semantic data extracted from the
> document? Feeding some underlaying indexing application? Or to help
> some application embedding WebKit but interested in extracting the
> data using the proposed JS API?
> How this relate to HTML Microdata? Does it conflict? Does it cover more stuff?
> Thanks for the pointers.
> Links :
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-rdfa-core-20120131/
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-rdfa-api-20110419/
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-xhtml-rdfa-20120131/
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-microdata-rdf-20120112/
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-rdfa-in-html-20110525/
> -- 
> Alexis Menard (darktears)
> Software Engineer
> INdT Recife Brazil
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